An interdisciplinary forum for research, development & implementation of sustainable energy systems
Published on: 7 March 2018
Mixed silage of Elodea and wheat straw as a substrate for energy production in anaerobic digestion plants
Published on: 1 March 2018
Published on: 9 February 2018
Published on: 23 July 2012
Published on: 28 July 2015
Published on: 24 December 2014
The bioliq® bioslurry gasification process for the production of biosynfuels, organic chemicals, and energy
Published on: 27 February 2012
Published on: 8 April 2016
Interview with the Editors of Energy, Sustainability and Society
Energy, Sustainability and Society now has a new Editor-in-Chief; in January 2017, Daniela Thrän succeeded Michael Narodoslawsky. We took this opportunity to talk with the old and new Editor-in-Chief, as well as the journal’s Managing Editor, Dagmar Fiedler.
Read the interview here.
Sustainable use of aquatic macrophytes for the production of bioenergy
Biofuels and (Ir)responsible Innovation
Published: 20 January 2016
The broader view – systems analysis for sustainable bioenergy
Published: 8 October 2015
Sustainable Energy – A Systems Approach
Published: 15 September 2015
Energy, Sustainability and Society accepted to SCIE
We are very pleased to announce that ESSO has been accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database, one of the major databases of the Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) Web of Science. We expect that our first Impact Factor will be announced in summer 2018.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting ESSO and contributing to this success.
Check out some article collection highlights, most downloaded articles in 2017 and more published in the SpringerOpen Energy journals here.
Aims and Scope
This international peer‐reviewed open access journal offers a forum for discourse on systemic challenges at the intersection of energy, sustainability and society for natural scientists, engineers, social and political scientists and industry experts. It is the particular aim of this journal to publish inter‐ and cross‐disciplinary papers that provide a substantial contribution to the holistic innovation of sustainable energy systems.
The scope of the journal encompasses the whole innovation process, ranging from scientific research to both innovative approaches for technology implementation and the analysis of economic, social and environmental impacts of sustainable energy systems. We particularly welcome papers that integrate at least two dimensions of the energy, sustainability and society nexus and contribute to new holistic system solutions for the development of novel future energy. The journal strives to publish early scientific opinions on issues, which are just emerging and require crosscutting and creative thinking.
Energy, Sustainability and Society publishes independently peer-reviewed original research papers, review papers, forum articles, book reviews, and short communications. We partner with scientists from the Helmholtz Association and the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance (eseia) as the topics of the journal reflect their research field and focus.
Read the full aims and scope here.
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Energy is one of the most important resources for the sustainable development of mankind. We all are responsible for the economical usage of the available and for the search for novel energy sources which have to be environmentally friendly and economically feasible. In light of the tragic events at Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant Fukushima, there has never been a better time for launching a new multidisciplinary, international SpringerOpen journal, that particularly welcomes articles from the field of novel energies. We are particularly interested in research that addresses complex issues with innovation potential at the interface of science, environment, technology and society. We are also looking for articles that concentrate on technological breakthroughs and major innovations in the emerging field of energy, work that looks into the integration of environmental and social needs with future economics, and research dealing with environmentally friendly energies rather than focusing solely on renewable energies.